In Pleasant Hill, Pennsylvania, a customer is making a claim that one Party City employee refused to sell her balloons after the employee found out the balloons were for a memorial ceremony in honor of a police officer.
Karly Lane says that she went to a Party City on Saturday to buy black and blue balloons for an officer who died in accident while off-duty. She alleges that the clerk told her that she would not support a police officer. The clerk then had another employee fill the order.
Jennifer Martino, the police officer’s sister, later told reporters, “How can you not support a police officer? It doesn’t matter. They don’t know my brother. They don’t know what kind of man he was. They don’t know what he did in his job. It just hurts.”
Party City released the following statement to a local news outlet, Channel 11:
Party City is committed to our customers and the community. Corporate management is looking into the matter to uncover what transpired and will take action accordingly.